SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

November 23, 2014

THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
20th ANNIVERSARY YEAR

November 3-4, 2012
Workshop on Algebraic Varieties
Fields Institute, 222 College Street, Toronto

Organized by James D. Lewis (Alberta) and Noriko Yui (Queen's)
If you are interested in giving a lecture (or lectures), please send email to one of us.
Noriko Yui (yui@fields.utoronto.ca) James D. Lewis (lewisjd@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca) .
These weekend workshops are self-supporting workshops.

NOVEMBER 3, 2012 (speaker abstracts)

9:30 am Xi Chen, University of Alberta
Finite generation of Cox ring and rationality of Euler-Chow series

10:30 am Greg Pearlstein, Michigan State University
The zero locus of the infinitesimal invariant

11:30am Ilia Smirnov, Queen’s University
Smooth complete intersections with definite intersection form

12:30pm–2:30pm Lunch

2:30 pm Michel van Garrel, California Institute of Technology
A mirror theorem for the open complement

3:30pm Hector Pasten, Queen’s University
Modular forms and effective diophantine approximation

4:30pm Maria Gonzalez-Dorrego, Universidad Aut´onoma de Madrid
Smooth subvarieties on singular varieties

6:00pm Workshop Dinner

NOVEMBER 4, 2012

9:30am Simon Rose, Queen’s University
Hyperelliptic curves on abelian surfaces via quasi-modular forms

10:30am Franklin Vera Pacheco, University of Toronto
Resolving some singularities while preserving others

11:30pm Chuck Doran, University of Alberta
Calabi-Yau threefolds fibered by K3 surfaces of high Picard rank

Afternoon Informal Discussions

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